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Cabo Verde Airlines to launch Lagos route

Cabo Verde Airlines will open a new service to Lagos, Nigeria, starting 9 December.

The route will run five times a week from the group’s hub on the island of Sol, departing on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Cabo Verde says it will operate a Boeing 757 with 161 economy class seats and 22 executive seats.

The announcement comes amid a flurry of expansion announcements for the West-African nation’s flag carrier. It recently announced new routes to Angola, Brazil and Washington DC, while its international network also includes Dakar, Lisbon, Milan, Paris and Rome.

In March, Icelandair Group said that a plan to acquire, through its leasing arm operation Loftleidir, a 51% shareholding in Cabo Verde Airlines – previously known as TACV– had been accepted.

Cabo Verde Airlines operates three Boeing 757-200s and a single ATR 42-300 turboprop, Cirium's Fleets Analyzer shows.

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